So, 15 days ago, I get a little low pressure on my tubeless setup, burped the front and went down. Skinned up my elbow. Not even really anything dramatic. 1/2 dollar sized abrasion, not that deep. Rinsed it off with some camelback water and got on down the trail after putting the bike back in order. Cleaned the wound in the shower at home, smeared on some neosporin and a band aid. Typical right.
About 5 days ago my elbow started getting sore, hot to the touch, and limited range of motion.
Turns out I got some kind of bursa infection through that wound. Elbow and forearm swelled up with fluid. Arm mostly useless. Painful with no comfortable position. Super painful when bumped.
Two trips to the Dr. so far and I'm on my second more powerful antibiotic trying to get over on this thing.
I'm thinking I'm going to add a bottle of betadine and an irrigation syringe to my camelbak first aid kit. Its kind of a heavy first aid item but I think it could have saved me a lot of grief and a couple weeks (so far) of time off the bike.
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